A rangatahi factual series following the story of Ka Hao: Tira Waiata, a roopu made up of 24 kaiwaiata from around the East Coast on their musical journey to introduce waiata tira to the world! A series about rangatahi for rangatahi by rangatahi!


Follow Ka Hao’s journey in the buildup to our very first public showcase at Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival 2019!

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Episode 1 - Photoshoot

Our first episode gets straight into the thick of things – our first radio spot, a whirlwind of a photoshoot, and of course, waiata!

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Episode 2 - Ka Hao on Radio Ngāti Porou

Mā te whakataetae tātou e ngahau.. in our second noho together, we whakawhanaunga through some healthy competition and dive straight into the mahi ahead of us!

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Episode 3 - Band Practice

The tira set up shop in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa this week to meet our band for the first time, and are blessed with a very special visitor.

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Episode 4 - Aunty Bella

With the help of our manuhiri waiwaiā, Aunty Bella Kalolo, we work on polishing our sound.. and shine some light on the hidden talents of some of our tira members.

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Episode 5 - Kākahu and Catch Up

In the lead-up to this weeks Tairāwhiti Arts Festival, the tira choose, buy, and print their performance kākahu, and catch up with Tairāwhiti Festival director Tama Waipara.

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Episode 6 - Tairāwhiti Arts Festival

Kua tae te wā! The Tairāwhiti Arts Festival has begun, and the tira transition into tour life as their shows get underway. Whererei ana!

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Episode 7 - SHOWTIME!

SHOWTIME! Life becomes travelling, show prep, soundchecks and putting on a week of unforgettable performances!
Kua ea ngā mahi mo nāianei; but our biggest achievement has been growing through this journey together.